Thursday, 30 January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014
Remember last year when I said I was going to learn to bake and make a cake a month? Well me being me that never happened! I had other things going on leaving me with little time to myself but it was mainly due to me worrying that I would mess it up, it would taste awful and be a black burnt mess. That's the kind of person I am, I think about things too much rather than doing them.
Then this week my dad had some test results back which showed he was borderline diabetic which made him reevaluate what he eats. He read that bananas contain a lot of sugar so the bunch he had brought for his weeks pack up was goring spare. A couple were turning very ripe and being a fan of banana bread I decided to have a go at making one.
Saturday, 25 January 2014
This weeks prompt for the 52 card challenge is to draw inspiration from this picture
Whilst deciding what to do all week I came across a pack of MME embellishments I had brought on impulse from Create & Craft some time ago but have never used. The embellishments picked up both the colour scheme and the small flowers from the picture so I added one of these along with some ribbon I received in an old kit but had never used.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Well my crafty mojo doesn't seem to be going anywhere at the moment and I like it! This week I've managed to do the weekly challenge over on UKS. This weeks challenge was set by the Scrap Apples who gave us a list of elements from which we had to choose three. The elements were:
1. Hot tropical or warm summer colours
2. Ribbons or flowers
3. Birds or butterflies
4. Sparkle and bling
5. Break open new stash after the holidays
6. Use your favourite photo from 2013
7. Ice cream
8. Sand or water
9. Frame the photo
10. Scrap lift someone else's work
When I saw this list I knew straight away which photos I wanted to scrap. Last year when Jojo and I went to London we stopped and had an ice cream break on the deck chairs in St James's park. I then decided I wanted to use a sheet from the Hello Again collection from Carta Bella which came in a Kit, a collection I love! After pulling a sheet from Amy Tan which matched perfectly I made this layout.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
This weeks prompt for the 52 card challenge is this sketch
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Woohoo my first Sketchy Scrappers post of 2014! As December is understandably a busy month for everyone, Decembers sketch is carried over to January to give us all time to enjoy the festive season and to scrap. This months sketch was chosen by Julia who chose this sketch from Shimelle Laine
Friday, 10 January 2014
I said to myself at the end of last year that I wanted to make more cards with the hope of making a dent in my stash, and so far so good as I have another card to share with you! After making my thank you cards last weekend I sat down and made a card for a certain birthday girl whose birthday is today.
I'm certainly on a roll making cards, here's hoping it lasts!
Thursday, 9 January 2014
This weeks prompt for the 52 cards challenge is this vibrant colour combo
Saturday, 4 January 2014
After a break over Christmas I finally managed to get some crafting done today and boy did it feel good! As a crafty New Years resolution I am having a go at the 52 card challenge this year in an attempt to actually use my stash and to get better at card making. The first prompt of the year asked use to use new stash we received as Christmas presents, the perfect prompt for me as I could use the papers Ian brought me for Christmas. I needed to make some thank you cards so on a wet and miserable morning I sat down and made these using papers from Glitz Designs.